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Prague: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

1. Prague: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Avoid the hassle of organized group tours and explore Prague at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.  Once onboard the bus, you will be provided with headphones and an audio guide (available in 17 languages), with onboard staff available at all times to lend assistance. Listen to the fascinating history of Prague and see its famous landmarks. Explore the Red and Green line routes of the city. Green line stops include: • Na Františku (near Ministry of Industry and Trade), • Old Town Square, • Malostranské náměstí (next to Holy Trinity Column)• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • Václavské náměstí (at corner of Krakovská street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station) Red line stops include: • Prague Castle • Dlabačov• Náměstí Kinských• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • I.P. Pavlova (at corner of Sokolská street)• Karlov (B. Němcové street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station)

Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

2. Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

Discover the highlights of historic Prague on a guided tour. Visit the castle, the old town square, the church of St. Nicolas, and the Charles Bridge. Listen as your guide paints a colorful picture of how Prague used to be. On this 3-hour guided walk you’ll start at the office of the local partner in Maiselova street, which is just a 4-minutes walk from the Astronomical clock. Hear the historical overview with the legends of Old town. Next, you’ll cross Charles Bridge and take the tram up to Prague Castle to learn about the development of the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. As you make your way towards the Castle, stop to take in the sites of Hradcany, or the Castle District, and learn its history. Enter Prague Castle and enjoy some final stories of Prague accompanied by magnificent views of the entire city of Prague.

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

3. Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

See the best of Prague from an open-top bus, and enjoy panoramic views of all the most famous sights. Depart from near the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock. Continue through the oldest part of the city, admiring the cobblestone streets that radiate in all directions. Highlights of the Old Town include the Municipal House on the site of the old Royal Court. Marvel at the mosaics on its façade, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the city. See the sights of the Josefov district, the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague. Completely surrounded by the Old Town, its landmark monuments include the Old-New Synagogue and 19th-century Spanish Synagogue with its Moor-inspired exterior. Pass Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building at the St. Agnes Monastery. See national monuments, such as the State Opera House and New Town Hall. Admire the bridges over the Vltava River, including the famous Charles Bridge. Upon arrival in the Prague Castle district, enjoy a 30 or 40-minute break for a short stroll around the famous landmarks. Go to the Loreta pilgrimage site. Marvel at the extraordinary architecture of the Dancing House. Other landmarks you will pass on the tour include the National Museum, Rudolfinum Music Hall, and Powder Tower. Along the way, you will learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks from a pre-recorded commentary in your native language, available in 26 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese).

Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

4. Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

Travel through the Hradčany district and hear stories from your licensed guide, who will explain to you the historical background of Prague Castle and the surroundings. Your guide will highlight certain aspects of the Hradčany district for you, such as Černinsky palace, Loreto, Schwarzenberg palace and much more, all while providing you with historical facts and stories. When you enter the Prague Castle complex, you will receive your ticket and a map so you can plan your visit to individual locations such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, and St. George's Basilica. You'll be able to gain admission to Prague Castle without having to wait in long lines to purchase your ticket. You'll also receive an admission ticket for Prague Castle Circuit B after the introductory tour, allowing you to explore the interior at your own pace.

Prague: Hop-on Hop-Off Historical Tram Ticket for Line 42

5. Prague: Hop-on Hop-Off Historical Tram Ticket for Line 42

Travel back in time as you ride past Prague's most iconic sites aboard the historic 'Line 42' trams. The trams running on this route date back to the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and up to the 1960s. See some of the city's most beautiful attractions, including the Vltava river, Prague Castle, Náměstí Republiky, Powder Gate, and Wenceslas Square along your route. Enjoy the freedom to hop off whenever a site catches your eye and explore the city to its fullest. Line 42 tram route: Dlabačov – Pohořelec – Brusnice – Pražský hrad – Královský letohrádek – Malostranská – Právnická fakulta – Čechův most – Dlouhá třída – Náměstí Republiky – Masarykovo nádraží – hlavní nádraží (please be aware that not all trams go via hlavní nádraží station) – Jindřišská – Václavské náměstí – Vodičkova – Lazarská – Národní třída – Národní divadlo – Újezd – Hellichova – Malostranské náměstí – Malostranská – Královský letohrádek – Pražský hrad – Brusnice – Pohořelec – Dlabačov

Prague: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

6. Prague: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

Visit some of the most iconic monuments and neighborhoods of Prague on a guided walking tour. Start your morning tour at the activity provider's office, located just a 2-minute walk from Old Town Square. Explore the Old Town Square and hear historical facts which played a vital role in forming the whole Czech nation. See the places where famous personalities like Albert Einstein, Amadeus Mozart, or Charles the IV were born, lived, and worked. Next, cross the Charles Bridge and admire the architectural beauty along with the historical significance of this world-famous bridge. Move on and take a tram to Pohořelec tram station and discover why Prague became the astronomical center of the world. From there, head towards the Castle district and learn about its history. Enjoy the magnificent views of the entire city of Prague from Hradčany square where you will also experience the highlight of the day, the changing of the Guard. Begin your afternoon tour by meeting your guide in front of the St Vitus Cathedral's main entrance. See the spectacular Prague Castle and know about the whole story of the Castle, Jewish Town, and Old Town from your expert knowledgeable guide. Visit the Jewish Town, a totally different part of the city. Hear about the rich history and the deeply touching stories of the people who lived here. Walk through the cobbled stone streets and see the synagogues, old Jewish Cemetery, and finally, enter the famous Old Town of Prague. End your journey at one of the restaurants recommended by our guide. Your expert guide will also suggest what else to visit and what you can not miss in Prague and the whole Czech Republic.

Prague Castle & Castle District: 2-Hour Guided Tour

7. Prague Castle & Castle District: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Take a journey through the history of the Czech Republic on a 2-hour guided tour of the Prague Castle complex, and discover the historic landmarks of the capital’s most famous monument. Meet your guide near the Charles Bridge, and take the tram up the hill to the Castle District. The picturesque route captures the historical atmosphere of Lesser Town, and reveals a ”small town inside Prague” at the top of the hill. See the main monuments, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Gardens, St. George’s Basilica, and the Old Royal Palace. Learn the history of the age-old symbol of the Czech state at the largest coherent castle complex in the world. Dominating Prague for 11 centuries, Prague Castle has maintained its grandeur throughout a turbulent history. Explore the former seat of the Czech rulers and current seat of the President of the Czech Republic, and get panoramic city views along the way.

Prague: Tailored Sightseeing Tour in French

8. Prague: Tailored Sightseeing Tour in French

Benefit from pickup at your hotel by your French-speaking guide, and then visit the Strahov district on the west bank of the River Vltava. Get breathtaking views of Prague before going inside Strahov Monastery, known for its rich history and famous visitors, such as Nelson, Mozart, and François Mitterrand. Continue to Prague Castle via romantic Hradčany to explore the different monuments of the official residence of the Czech kings and presidents since the 9th century. Admire the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Golden Lane. Gaze in wonder at the Baroque Church of St. Nicolas and see the 16th-century Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Malá strana (Lesser Town). Walk across the Charles Bridge and admire the Baroque statues as you make your way to the Staré město (Old Town) and Jewish Quarter.

Prague: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise and Lunch

9. Prague: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Spend a day in Prague and experience the centuries-old beauty of the Czech capital by mini-bus, on foot, and by boat. Journey back in time on a visit to 9th-century Prague Castle, one of the largest castles in the world. On your way, you’ll see sights such as the National Theater, the Rudolfinum, Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square, and the Dancing House. Lunch will be at the restaurant U Schnellů. After lunch, your tour continues to lovely Valdstejn Garden before you head down the hill to see Lesser Town, Kampa Island, and the John Lennon Wall. As you continue on your full-day tour, you’ll cross over the Vltava River on the historic Charles Bridge. Take in the incredible history and culture of Prague as you travel in style and enjoy refreshments on a Vltava River cruise. After the cruise, you’ll walk by Jan Palach Square and along Parizska Avenue to Prague's Jewish Town, where your guide will share their local knowledge. Continue to the city’s Old Town Square to see the world-famous Astronomical Clock, dating back to the 15th century. End your incredible day in front of the Estates Theater, which hosted the premiere of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.

Prague Castle 3-Hour Walking Tour

10. Prague Castle 3-Hour Walking Tour

Prague Castle dominates the skyline and history of the Czech capital. The world’s largest medieval castle, it has towered over the city since the 9th century and continues to awe and inspire today. Known as Pražský Hrad, the castle boasts dozens of hidden corners and is full of surprises that you will uncover on this 3-hour walking tour. The remarkably harmonious ensemble of contrasting styles is the product of generations of gifted architects, culminating in the 20th-Century with the forgotten genius of Jože Plečnik. Let your expert guide bring to life the legends of the court of Rudolf II, the nightmares of Kafka, and the very real struggles of the Velvet Revolution. You will also explore Malá Strana, dotted with the former palaces of the nobility. Wander beyond the castle gates and through picturesque Hradčany to get the best views of the city. After visiting sites such as the Strahov Monastery and Brewery, Wallenstein Palace, St George’s Basilica, and the Deer Moat, the tour will finish in Prague Castle Gardens overlooking the Old Town. A 24 CZK transportation ticket is required for this tour.

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Overall rating

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There were two tram routes with vintage trams. 41 and 42. The routes were mainly circular in one direction. Had I known I could have saved Kc 100 by buying my ticket on the tram as the fare was discounted for pensioners. GYG information was incomplete with no useful information about where to catch the tram.

The lady with the red hair ( I’m sorry, I forget her name) was just brilliant. She knew every little detail about the history of Prague and it’s rulers. She could answer any question asked if her. I loved how proud she is of her city and it really shows in her tour. Highly recommend!!!

From start to finish very informative, helpful and friendly. Your at a very steady pace for all to keep up. Personalised to suit everyone.

Very nice and interesting tour with a Russian language guide. I learned a lot new.

Very nice and competent tour guide. Very informative and entertaining.